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    Beth Alder(Author) Charles S. Abraham(Author) Edwin van Teijlingen(Author) Michael Porter(Author)&1more

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This textbook in the Illustrated Colour Text series offers an integrated treatment of sociology and psychology for medical students. It is presented in a much more colourful and graphic format than is usual for books on these two subjects. This integration reflects the tendency to teach these two subjects together as "behavioural science”, with an increased stress on the place of medicine in society, and on illness as a product of psychological and social circumstances rather than merely a biological phenomenon. The book reflects these trends and has been successful and popular with students. This third edition contains a new introduction on the importance and key features of the biopsychosocial model and additional double-page spreads on International Health and Rural Health.
  • An integrated treatment of psychology and sociology for medical students - in line with the trend towards teaching these subjects as "behavioural sciences".
  • Use of case studies and”Stop/Think” boxes encourages critical thinking and discussion.
  • Graphic Illustrated Colour Text presentation style enlivens a subject which most medical students are not keen on.


This third edition contains a new introduction on the importance and key features of the biopsychosocial model and additional double-page spreads on International Health and Rural Health.

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  • By E. Barnes on 12 July 2009

    This is a very good book, it looks at how health and illnesses effect human behaviour. These are broken into nine sections throughout the book, which include; the life cycle, health promotion, and also illnesses and how to cope with these. Within these nine sections numerous topics are covered, these vary from hospital experiences, to coping with disorders such as asthma, to smoking whilst pregnant.The book its self is very easy to read and is laid out in a user friendly way, by this I mean that each topic is covered on a double page spread, so your able to pick the book up and easily find what you are looking for. On each of these are case studies, which also have several questions for the reader to think about, allowing the reader to consider how they would react or deal with the issues highlighted in the case studies.This book covers a huge range of topics and the way it is designed is easy to follow, it is also easy to read. However, as much as I like the book, I do feel that some topics are not covered in enough detail due to it being put on two pages. I would certainly recommend this book but would use this along side other textbooks if it does not cover as much information that you require.

  • By K. Philp on 6 September 2009

    An illustrated colour text covering off all aspects of the lifespan as well as health promotion, society and health and how health services work -to name but a few.Each chapter has case studies, `stop-think' sections which encourage active reflection and reinforcement of learning through small bite sized reinforced chunks of information.I found the readability of this book the most appealing with it being incredibly easy to read and use.

  • By Humerus-Hilarious on 27 October 2009

    "Psychology and Sociology as Applied to Medicine" is a really fundamental textbook for any first or second year medical student. It really helps you to appreciate the "non-sciency" side of medicine; how important it is to understand where the patient is coming from, geographically and ideologically. Also, this book deals amazingly well with current issues, such as social difficulties stemming from genetic testing. The double-page spread format interspersed with extension boxes and pictures is a really easy read and a first-rate revision tool. Indispensable book (especially if you're studying medicine at Edinburgh!).

  • By Ms. M. Gorman on 27 April 2009

    This book has almost everything you could want, and enough to point in the right direction for everything else. Very useful.

  • By The Best on 11 October 2013

    fabulous product which oozes quality. does the job to a tee, was sceptical before purchase as so cheap but it is the best on the market to do this job.

  • By Henry on 15 November 2014

    Used this when studying Access to Health at college, really useful and interesting

  • By Harpic Charr on 5 November 2009

    I have very little interest in the subject and needed a thin digestible book to meet the requirements of the course. Turns out that even though its got short two page spreads, the format isn't ideal (dense waffly paragraphs) and i think a lot of content has been spared- also the front cover is very unappealing!However, it is on the reading list for BSMS Foundation of Health and Disease- i would suggest to borrow it from a library to try it before you buy!

  • By tom on 16 February 2008

    If you buy this book, you will be wasting your money, it is simply not good enough.Yes, every topic is layed out on a nice double page spread, but surely its far more important that you get the right information, rather than being able to fit it all on a double page. this means that some topics are simple not covered in enough detail, whilst others contain a lot of waffle, just to make it fill the double page.psychological theories are never covered in enough detail, and even when they are mentioned (which is not often enough) the explanations are not detailed enough.The obvious choice in this field in the cambridge handbook, although it is pricey and not an easy read.My recommendation would be ogden - its a good compromise between alder and the cambridge handbook.


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